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Dr. Mpho Phalatse was recently ousted as Johannesburg mayor, following a motion of no confidence vote. Photo: Gallo Images
Dr. Mpho Phalatse was recently ousted as Johannesburg mayor, following a motion of no confidence vote. Photo: Gallo Images

DA Federal Council chairperson Helen Zille has had almost a quarter of a century of dealing with coalitions. She examines some of the reasons why multiparty coalitions in South Africa may not be working.

It is often said that the coalition government is here to stay in South Africa.

That may be so. But from my experience of coalitions, from almost a quarter of a Century (since 1999), I have come to the following conclusion:

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